US Immigration Reform: A Mirage on the Horizon?

September 09, 2013

In the US, long-standing obstacles may derail true progress on immigration reform. One of the most frequently touted arguments of those opposing immigration reform in the US is that sanctioning any sort of guest-worker program would have a deleterious effect on native workers. But this ignores the...

What Immigration Reform Means for Women (Part 2/2)

September 07, 2013

The US immigration system affects women differently from men. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Immigrant women face numerous barriers when it comes to escaping, reporting, and getting help when they face domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking. In addition...

What Immigration Reform Means for Women (Part 1/2)

September 06, 2013

The US immigration system affects women differently from men. This is the first of a two part series. In the summer of 2011, I visited a community organization in Georgia to hear the testimony of immigrant women who had been impacted by anti-immigrant legislation recently enacted in the...

The Immigration Debate: Reforming America

August 03, 2013

Despite signs of progress, the path to immigration reform in the US is far from clear. Background With an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, the country’s immigration system has been regarded as broken for some time. This perception exists on both sides of the political...